The genetic test came back as normal. Eric does not have Marfan's. That is such good news. Especially because E has had the best time this week at school with JV basketball camp. I pick him up afterwards and he'll get in the car, and in his ever so modest way says, "I dominated today." (In the next few days I'll tell you about an incident when he was 5 and how I knew he would never have a problem with confidence.) One day this week he had 10 blocks and was all pumped up. Today they scrimmaged and he had 12 or 14 points in each game. So needless to say, the call I got yesterday from Dr. Braverman could not have been sweeter.
What the normal test means is that he can continue to play basketball and work out, but he will need to be followed with echocardiograms every 6 months to a year, depending on what Dr. Sharkey wants. At 3.95 cm, his aorta is still big. If he stops growing and his aorta continues growing, he'll have to stop sports. But again, Dr. B had a patient who, like Eric, was really tall, had a big aorta, played basketball and continued to do so through college. He was just monitored closely.
I love happy endings :)
I can't tell you how much fun it's been watching these baby birds grow up in front of my eyes.
Momma bird has been protective and nurturing, shielding them from torrential rain with her plumped up body, leaving the nest only to find worms for her growing brood.
I often checked on her during storms, and as she sat there in the lightening, with rain pummeling down on her, she always had a look on her face that said, "The things we do for our kids..."
It seems like just yesterday that they looked like this...
I guess it's no wonder then...
that I've got a serious case of....
EMPTY NEST SYNDROME
(Sorry, I didn't mean to scare you with the heartbreak title, but it IS sad!)
But I've always got my husband to keep me smiling, as he tries on his new motorcycle suit for the big race next weekend. (Oh dear Lord help me.) And no, he does not know or care that he's 50-something and shouldn't be racing motorcycles.
You mean not everyone's husband spends $______ (too much money) on a motorcycle suit they are going to wear one time?
More good news? How can that be?
Two of Larry's condos are finished. He put an ad on Craigslist yesterday to advertise them for rent, and he already had two showings - THAT SAME DAY! Both people really liked them, and one lady already picked out which one she wants - the dark one. There are 3 light ones and 3 dark ones. I'll post his website when it's ready (should be soon) so you can see more pictures. They are beautiful. For now you can check out his Craigslist ad...
Oh, and the pictures in the ad and on the website? I took them. That makes me kind of famous.
What's that? Now you know where my son got his